Former European lawmaker Struan Stevenson has applauded Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for meeting with the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Maryam Rajavi.
In a video message on Thursday, August 4, 2016, Mr. Stevenson said that the Iranian regime is opposed to peace in the Middle East and is sponsoring terrorist groups to pursue its nefarious agenda.
President Abbas met with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), on July 30 and discussed the crises in the region.
Mr. Stevenson said that President Abbas had shown great courage in standing up to the Iranian regime’s meddling in that part of the world.
Struan Stevenson is a former MEP and President of the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with Iraq. He is currently President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA).
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, meets President Mahmoud Abbas
On Saturday evening, July 30, 2016, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, met with Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, and they discussed the crises in the region.
President Mahmoud Abbas, at the meeting, reiterated the need to combat fundamentalism and terrorism in the region and informed Mrs. Rajavi of the latest developments in the Middle East, in particular regarding Palestine and France’s initiative.
Mrs. Rajavi expressed gratitude for the solidarity of the Palestinian resistance and its leader with the Iranian people and Resistance. She congratulated the Palestinian government on its victories and expressed hope that the goal of the Palestinian people would be achieved. She reiterated that the Iranian regime is the main instigator of sectarian discord, fundamentalism and terrorism in the entire region, in particular in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Palestine, but she added that today the mullahs’ regime is at its weakest and most fragile and vulnerable state. This reality can be seen clearly in the hysteric reaction of the regime’s officials and state media to the Iranian Resistance’s July 9 gathering.
Mrs. Rajavi reiterated that the regime is above all fearful of the solidarity and unity between the Iranian people and Resistance and the countries and nations of the region. Therefore, the countries of the region and the Iranian people and Resistance ought to take the initiative to free the region from the scourge of fundamentalism.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 31, 2016